Dexter on stage

Staying “near” Hollywood (in Long Beach) has some unpredictable rewards: we had the pleasant surprise on the last and final day of our vacations to see a filming crew invade the street where we were staying and setting up the stage for filming an accident scene of the [gory] TV-show Dexter, which is a favourite of my son’s. The crew arrived fairly early while I was out running and we had been warned the day before to move our car to a back street. My kids had a great morning watching the preparation of the street, 20m from our house, and then the various filming stages, culminating with the arrival of Michael C. Hall who is playing Dexter (and who waived at them when parking in from of our rental place, presumably making those last hours the most memorable ones of their vacations, while Yosemite was undoubtedly the lowest time!). Here are a few pictures they took during the whole occurence. (The trucks appearing in the show  all mention Miami as this is where the action is taking place.)

While I did not watch the process for very long, catching the opportunity to work peacefully on the translation, I was rather surprised by the static nature of the game. The two cars involved in the accident were brought on a truck, the crash most likely taking place in a studio, and the aftermath of the accident did not seem to fill that much time in the show, despite requiring a full day of work…

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